Rooming in for new mother and infant versus separate care for increasing the duration of breastfeeding

Added October 14, 2019

Citation: Jaafar S.H., Ho J.J., Lee K.S. Rooming‐in for new mother and infant versus separate care for increasing the duration of breastfeeding. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006641.

Authors found little evidence to support or refute the practice of rooming‐in versus mother‐infant separation.

Rooming-in involves keeping the mother and the baby together in the same room after birth for the duration of hospitalization, whereas separate care is keeping the baby in the hospital nursery and the baby is either brought to the mother for breastfeeding or she walks to the nursery. This review assesses the effect of mother-infant rooming-in versus separation on the duration of breastfeeding.


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